Tag Archives: Asbestos

  1. Peritoneal Mesothelioma

    Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common type of malignant mesothelioma.  It occurs in the protective lining of the abdomen called the peritoneum.  With 400 new cases diagnosed per year, peritoneal mesothelioma makes up 15-20% of new cases of malignant mesothelioma diagnosed annually. Like other mesotheliomas, peritoneal mesothelioma has been linked to asbestos exposure. Current asbestos…

  2. Pericardial Mesothelioma

    Pericardial mesothelioma is the least common of mesotheliomas linked to asbestos exposure.  Unlike pleural and peritoneal mesotheliomas which affect the lungs and abdomen respectively, pericardial mesothelioma impacts the heart.  Specifically, the malignancy occurs in the pericardium, the protective, mesothelial layer that surrounds the heart.  Accounting for 1-2% of all mesothelioma cases, fewer than 50 people…

  3. Mesothelioma and Asbestos

    Medical research has established that asbestos exposure can cause a variety of diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. Typically, diseases which result from asbestos exposure occur when asbestos-containing materials are disturbed, resulting in the release of asbestos fibers into the air which are then inhaled or ingested by individuals in the vicinity. By far,…

  4. USS Hancock (CV-19)

    The USS Hancock (CV-19) was ordered for the U.S. Navy during World War II, originally planned as the USS Ticonderoga. Her keel was laid down at Bethlehem Steel Company in Quincy on January 26, 1943. She was launched on January 24, 1944 and commissioned on April 15, 1944 under the command of Captain Fred C….

  5. USS Antietam (CV-36)

    Description:  History of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Antietam (CV-36) including information about asbestos exposure for workers. The USS Antietam (CV-36) was ordered for the U.S. Navy during World War II.  Her keel was laid down at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on March 15, 1943.  She was launched on August 20, 1944 and commissioned on…

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